Actors From New York

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New York has produced a number of Actors who have made it big. These include Tom Cruise, Sylvester Stallone, Pete Davidson, Timothée Chalamet, Stanley Tucci and others.
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Tom Cruise
(One of the Highest-Grossing Box Office Stars of All Time)
Tom Cruise
89
Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer

Actor-producer, Tom Cruise, is an international superstar, heartthrob of millions and is a recipient of numerous awards. The Mission: Impossible star has been one of the most bankable and versatile Hollywood actors since 1980s. Interestingly, he once aspired to be a priest but is now amongst the highest paid actors in the world.

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Robert Downey Jr.
(Actor and Producer)
Robert Downey Jr.
38
Birthdate: April 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Robert Downey, Jr is an American actor who is best known for his performances in the movie Chaplin as well a in the Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes film series. The son of filmmaker Robert Downey, Sr, he entered the world of acting early, fought a successful battle with drug and alcohol addiction and proved his talent and versatility with his impressive body of work.
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Robert De Niro
(One of the Best and Most Eccentric Actors of His Generation)
Robert De Niro
33
Birthdate: August 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo

Amongst the best actors of his generation, Robert De Niro is known for his exceptional method acting skills. His formidable acting talent has impressed audience and critics alike in movies like Mean Streets, The Godfather Part II and Meet the Parents. The talented actor has also been applauded for his directorial skills in A Bronx Tale and The Good Shepherd.

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Al Pacino
(One of the Few Actors To Achieve the 'Triple Crown of Acting' )
Al Pacino
21
Birthdate: April 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus

Considered one of the greatest actors, Al Pacino gained wide acclaim and recognition for his portrayal of Michael Corleone in the movie, The Godfather in 1972. He’s been a part of many successful and iconic films and won an Oscar for playing a blind military veteran in the movie Scent of a Woman. Pacino has three children, but has never been married.

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Denzel Washington
(One of the Most Profound Actors Best Known for His Academy Award Winning Movie 'Training Day')
Denzel Washington
29
Birthdate: December 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Actor, director, and producer, Denzel Washington, is famous for portraying strong real-life characters like anti-apartheid activist, Steve Biko, and human rights activist, Malcolm X, in films. Well-built and ruggedly handsome, he became the first black star to be named the Sexiest Man Alive in 1996. 

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Mel Gibson
(Known For His Action Hero Roles)
Mel Gibson
24
Birthdate: January 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Actor and director, Mel Gibson is famous for action films like Lethal weapon. His directorial venture, Braveheart, in which he acted too, won him the Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture. However, his alcoholism issues, drunken driving arrest and his anti-Jew statements landed him in trouble due to which he took a hiatus from Hollywood for a decade.

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Kirk Douglas
(Actor and Filmmaker)
Kirk Douglas
23
Birthdate: December 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 5, 2020

The quintessential American action hero of the 1950s, Kirk Douglas remained one of the most bankable stars of Hollywood throughout the decade. Regarded as one of the greatest actors of classic Hollywood cinema, Kirk Douglas was a man of many talents. Also known as a writer and philanthropist, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981.

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Christopher Walken
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'The Deer Hunter', 'Catch Me If You Can' and 'Pulp Fiction’)
Christopher Walken
13
Birthdate: March 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries

Christopher Walken is one of the highest-grossing American actors as his films have generated over $1 billion in the US alone. He has a unique distinction of appearing in over 100 films and TV programs. A man of many talents, Christopher Walken is also known for his comedic, singing, screenwriting, directing, and dancing skills.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Actor Best Known for His Films: 'Capote' and 'Charlie Wilson's War')
Philip Seymour Hoffman
14
Birthdate: July 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman played distinctive supporting and character roles and is considered to be one of the greatest actors of his time. Some of his notable films are Scent of a Woman, Twister, The Big Lebowski and Magnolia. His lead role in the film Capote won him an Oscar for the Best Actor. He died of combined drug intoxication.

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Humphrey Bogart
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Casablanca’, ‘The African Queen’ and ‘The Maltese Falcon’)
Humphrey Bogart
14
Birthdate: December 25, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 14, 1957

Humphrey Bogart is considered one of the greatest Hollywood actors and a legend. His filmography includes classics such as Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, To Have and Have Not, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, In a Lonely Place and The Caine Mutiny. He won Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1951 film The African Queen

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Jon Voight
(Best Known for His Performance in the Films: 'Midnight Cowboy', 'Coming Home' and 'The Champ')
Jon Voight
8
Birthdate: December 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn

A veteran actor who has been active in Hollywood for almost six decades, Jon Voight is the recipient of one Academy Award and four Golden Globe Awards. Coming to prominence in the late 1960s with several critically acclaimed roles, he went through a lean phase before resurrecting his career. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2019.

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Adam Sandler
(Known for His Leading Roles in Auteur Films)
Adam Sandler
27
Birthdate: September 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo

Actor, comedian, and filmmaker, Adam Sandler, is best known for his comedic roles in Hollywood movies. Despite being a popular actor he also has the ignominious distinction of having appeared in numerous widely panned movies and is the holder of three Golden Raspberry Awards! He has released a few comedy albums as well.

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Sylvester Stallone
(Best Known for Playing Boxer Rocky Balboa in the 'Rocky' Film Series)
Sylvester Stallone
22
Birthdate: July 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer

One of the legendary American actors, screenwriters and directors, Sylvester Stallone is best known for his iconic performance in Rocky and Rambo film series and later in the The Expendables film franchise. Amongst the biggest action stars in the world, Stallone had a tough childhood and did a variety of jobs before eventually making it big in the film industry.

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Eddie Murphy
(Actor, )
Eddie Murphy
13
Birthdate: April 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries

Actor and comedian, Eddie Murphy, is one of the highest-grossing actors in the United States. Beginning his career as a comedian on the TV show Saturday Night Live, he went on to become a bankable movie actor. Also a singer, he has released many studio albums. He has been awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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Burt Lancaster
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Burt Lancaster
4
Birthdate: November 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 20, 1994
Burt Lancaster, one of the most prominent actors of Hollywood’s Golden Age, began as an acrobat and also fought in World War II. He is remembered for his Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning performance in Elmer Gantry, and other films such as The Rainmaker, Birdman of Alcatraz, and Atlantic City.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda
(Actor, Singer-songwriter)
Lin-Manuel Miranda
10
Birthdate: January 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
The multiple award winning actor, composer, lyricist, singer and playwright, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has transformed Broadway musicals like never before by combining classic musical theatre with modern musical forms like hip-hop and salsa. His creation Hamilton, a hip-hop musical on Alexander Hamilton, is one of the biggest musicals of all time.
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Alan Arkin
(Actor, Director & Screenwriter)
Alan Arkin
5
Birthdate: March 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Alan Arkin is best known for his Academy Award-winning role in Little Miss Sunshine. Fans also loved him in the movies Argo, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. He has also written several books and directed an Oscar-nominated short film.
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Charlie Sheen
(Best Known for His Role of 'Charlie Harper' in the CBS Sitcom 'Two and a Half Men')
Charlie Sheen
15
Birthdate: September 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo

Born to veteran actor Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen began acting at an early age and later became a big star with movies like Platoon and Wall Street and television shows like Spin City and Two and a Half Men. The actor has also been in news for his alcoholism, drug abuse issues and violent behaviour towards women in his life.

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Jon Favreau
(Actor, Director, Producer)
Jon Favreau
10
Birthdate: October 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra

Best known for directing movies like the Iron Man, Chef, The Jungle Book and The Lion King, Jon Favreau began by performing at improvisational theatre and later made his acting debut with film Rudy. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous films and television shows but it is his work as a filmmaker that has brought him much fame.

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Jason Bateman
(Actor and Director)
Jason Bateman
9
Birthdate: January 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn

The son of a popular actor, Jason Bateman was exposed to Hollywood at a young age and decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. He began acting as a teenager and matured as an actor over the years, taking up a variety of roles. He made his feature film directorial debut in 2013.

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Timothée Chalamet
(American Actor Known for His Films: 'Call Me by Your Name' and 'Beautiful Boy')
Timothée Chalamet
19
Birthdate: December 27, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn

From being a child artist for various commercials to becoming one of the youngest actors to be nominated for the prestigious Academy Award for Best Actor, Timothée Chalamet has achieved much during his short career till now. He shot to fame with the movies Call Me by Your Name and Lady Bird; however, before these he also appeared in the TV series, Homeland, and  the movie, Interstellar.

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Dylan O’Brien
6
Birthdate: August 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Dylan O'Brien is best known as Stiles from Teen Wolf. Fans also loved him as Thomas in the Maze Runner trilogy and as Mitch Rapp in American Assassin. He has a huge fan base on the internet, primarily for his YouTube channel, where he uploads content regularly.
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Stanley Tucci
(Actor and Filmmaker)
Stanley Tucci
10
Birthdate: November 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio

American actor, Stanley Tucci, is known for a string of supporting roles that he’s played in many films since his debut in the 1985 film Prizzi's Honor. Some of his notable movies are Deconstructing Harry, Road to Perdition, The Terminal, The Devil Wears Prada, Julie & Julia and The Hunger Games film series.

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Ben Stiller
(Actor, Comedian)
Ben Stiller
7
Birthdate: November 30, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

One of the most popular comedic actors of his generation, Ben Stiller is part of the famous group The Frat Pack – he has been described as the leader of the group, which involves names like Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson and Steve Carell. A popular and successful actor, his movies have grossed over $2.6 billion in the USA and Canada.

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Lee Marvin
(American Actor Best Known for His Antogonist's Roles)
Lee Marvin
4
Birthdate: February 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 29, 1987
Lee Marvin is best remembered as the “tough guy” in movies such as The Killers and The Dirty Dozen, and series such as M Squad. Known for his signature gray hair, he won an Oscar, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, and the Silver Bear for his work in Cat Ballou.
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Christopher Reeve
(Best Known for Playing the Titular Role in the Film 'Superman' & its Three Sequels)
Christopher Reeve
8
Birthdate: September 25, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 10, 2004

Christopher Reeve had a flying start to his acting career as he played the iconic Superman in four films. Unfortunately, he became a quadriplegic after suffering an accident at an equestrian competition. Despite the setback, he continued contributing to the film industry and also founded the Christopher Reeve Foundation as part of his charitable work.

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David Harbour
5
Birthdate: April 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries

David Harbour is a successful actor popular for playing important roles in superhero films, such as Suicide Squad and Hellboy. Despite struggling with bipolar disorder and alcohol addiction in his 20s, David Harbour fought against all odds to become a well-established actor in the American film industry.

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Viggo Mortensen
12
Birthdate: October 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra

Danish-American actor, Viggo Mortensen, is best known for portraying the role of Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Some of his other films are A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, Captain Fantastic and Green Book. He is also an author of various books on poetry, photography and painting.

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Emilio Estevez
(Actor, Filmmaker and Son of Actor Martin Sheen)
Emilio Estevez
6
Birthdate: May 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus

Emilio Estevez is known for acting in movies like The Mighty Ducks, The Breakfast Club and Repo Man as well as Bobby and The Public, the last two of which he also wrote and directed. One of the members of 1980s Brat Pack group of actors, he has also directed television shows like CSI: NY and appeared in music videos.

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David Schwimmer
(Famous for Portraying 'Ross Geller' in the Sitcom 'Friends')
David Schwimmer
12
Birthdate: November 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio

David Schwimmer is best known for portraying the role of Ross Geller in the hugely popular and successful American television series, Friends, which ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004. He has also worked in films like Kissing a Fool, Apt Pupil, Picking up the Pieces and The Iceman.

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DMX
(Rapper)
DMX
5
Birthdate: December 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Steve Buscemi
7
Birthdate: December 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

From working as a full-time firefighter to becoming one of the most popular actors in Hollywood, Steve Buscemi has quite an interesting story to narrate. His character from the satirical sitcom TV series, 30 Rock ,became an internet meme, making him famous all over the world. In addition to being an actor, he has also directed and produced many movies.

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Ralph Macchio
(Known for His Performance in ‘Karate Kid’ Films and ‘Cobra Kai’ TV Series)
Ralph Macchio
6
Birthdate: November 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Ralph Macchio is best known for his role in three Karate Kid films and Cobra Kai, a sequel television series. The Outsiders, Eight Is Enough, My Cousin Vinny, Crossroads, Ugly Betty and Hitchcock are some of his other notable films. He’s also been part of some TV projects and took part in the reality television show Dancing with the Stars.

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Jimmy Fallon
(Actor, Comedian and Host of the Late-Night Talk Show ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’)
Jimmy Fallon
4
Birthdate: September 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Jimmy Fallon began as a stand-up comedian and an SNL cast member and then got his own show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He succeeded Jay Leno as the host of The Tonight Show. He has also starred in movies, written a few children’s books, and released two comedy albums.
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Matthew Broderick
(American Theatre and Film Actor Best Known for His Film 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off')
Matthew Broderick
7
Birthdate: March 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries

American actor Matthew Broderick has starred in more than 50 films since the 1980s and has also acted in several television shows and theater production. Some of his notable films are War Games, The Cable Guy, Godzilla, The Producers, Finding Amanda and Manchester by the Sea. He was involved in a car crash in 1987 in which two persons were killed.

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James Caan
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Sonny Corleone’ in the Film ‘The Godfather’)
James Caan
6
Birthdate: March 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 6, 2022

Best known for playing the iconic character of Sonny Corleone in the movie, The Godfather, James Caan is a practising martial artist, apart from being an actor and director. He has trained under Japanese-American master of karate, Takayuki Kubota, for almost 30 years. For his contributions to arts, he was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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George Carlin
(One of the Most Important and Influential Stand-Up Comedians of All Time)
George Carlin
4
Birthdate: May 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 22, 2008

Counted amongst the most influential stand-up comedians, George Carlin was known for his dark comedy. His comedy routine, Seven Dirty Words, was hugely controversial and played a critical role in Supreme Court’s ruling to censor offensive material on broadcast media. In his career, he released many comedy albums, starred in 14 HBO special, authored books and acted in numerous films.

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Adrien Brody
(Actor and Producer Best Known for His Role in the Movie ‘The Pianist’)
Adrien Brody
6
Birthdate: April 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries

Adrien Brody is best known for his Academy Award-winning performance as Polish pianist Władysław Szpilman in The Pianist. He also invited controversy for kissing Halle Berry on stage. Fans loved him in the Wes Anderson films The Darjeeling Limited and The Grand Budapest Hotel, and the series Peaky Blinders.

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Michael Landon
(Actor and Filmmaker)
Michael Landon
6
Birthdate: October 31, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 1, 1991

One of the most popular actors of his generation, Michael Landon appeared on the cover of TV Guide on 22 occasions, the most for an actor and second only to Lucille Ball. Also a singer and director, Landon had a major impact on the film industry, so much so that a community building was named after him following his demise.

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James Cagney
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood)
James Cagney
4
Birthdate: July 17, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 30, 1986

James Cagney was an American dancer and actor who won the Academy Award for his performance in the 1942 musical, Yankee Doodle Dandy. In 1984, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to the entertainment industry. In 1999, he was named in the American Film Institute's Greatest Male Stars of the Classical Hollywood Cinema list.

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Jesse Eisenberg
(Best Known for His Portrayal of ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ in the Film ‘The Social Network’)
Jesse Eisenberg
7
Birthdate: October 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Jesse Eisenberg amazed audiences with his Academy Award-nominated performance as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. He began his stint on TV at 16, with Get Real. He has also been part of Rodger Dodger, Adventureland, and Now You See Me. He has written three plays and a short-story collection.
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John Lithgow
6
Birthdate: October 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra

A Harvard alumnus and a Fulbright scholar, John Lithgow began his career with Broadway and later also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Known for his Emmy-winning performances in 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dexter, and The Crown, Lithgow is also an American Theater Hall of Fame inductee.

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Chad Michael Murray
4
Birthdate: August 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo

Chad Michael Murray is an American actor who started his career as a fashion model, working for brands, such as Tommy Hilfiger and Gucci. Murray overcame his tough childhood and went on to establish himself as an actor. Also a writer, he co-authored a romantic thriller novel with Heather Graham, which was inspired by a dream!

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LL Cool J
(Known for His Album ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ One of the Best Albums of All Time)
LL Cool J
5
Birthdate: January 14, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn

LL Cool J is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and record producer. Such is his popularity that LL Cool J was named on VH1's list of 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time in 2010. In 2017, he became the first rapper to be awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. Over the years, Cool J has had a profound influence on hip-hop.

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Vincent D Onofrio
(Best Known as Detective Robert Goren TV Series in 'Law and Order: Criminal Intent')
Vincent D Onofrio
4
Birthdate: June 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer

Vincent D'Onofrio is an American actor, director, and producer. Apart from playing important roles in popular films, such as Men in Black and Jurassic World, Vincent D'Onofrio is also renowned for his work off-stage. He is credited with co-founding the RiverRun International Film Festival, which continues to showcase best movies offered from the international and independent industry.

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Kevin James
(Known for His Role in the Sitcom 'The King of Queens' & the Movie 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop')
Kevin James
7
Birthdate: April 26, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus

Kevin James’s performance as Doug in The King of Queens earned him an Emmy Award nomination. He was active in wrestling and football in school and is also known for delivering the 2007 Pepsi 400 NASCAR command. He has also voiced characters in films such as the Hotel Transylvania series.

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Christian Slater
(Actor and Producer Best Known for His Roles as ‘Binx Davy’ in Film ‘The Legend of Billie Jean’)
Christian Slater
6
Birthdate: August 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo

Christian Slater serves as an inspiration to many people who are trying to live sober. For someone who had difficulties with alcoholism and substance abuse, Christian Slater has come a long way as he now solely focuses on his career as an actor, producer, and voice actor. He also focuses on charity work.

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Paul Dano
(Actor)
Paul Dano
6
Birthdate: June 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini

Popular American stage and screen actor, Paul Dano is recognised for his performances in films like Little Miss Sunshine, L.I.E., There Will Be Blood and Love & Mercy as well as television miniseries Escape at Dannemora. The versatile actor, who began his career on stage as a child artist, has also ventured into direction and scriptwriting with the movie Wildlife.

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David Duchovny
(Best Known for Playing FBI Agent 'Fox Mulder' on the TV Series ‘The X-Files’)
David Duchovny
5
Birthdate: August 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo

David Duchovny is best known for his Golden Globe-winning roles of FBI Agent Fox Mulder in the sci-fi series The X-Files and Hank Moody in Californication. He is an environment enthusiast and advocates for the use of electric cars. He has released music albums, written books, and recorded audiobooks.

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Henry Winkler
(Actor and Comedian)
Henry Winkler
5
Birthdate: October 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Henry Winkler delivered a Golden Globe-winning performance as Fonzie in Happy Days and an Emmy-winning performance in Barry. His other major projects include Childrens Hospital, Royal Pains, and Arrested Development. He is also known for playing Captain Hook on stage and for authoring the Hank Zipzer series of children’s books.